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Title: Return of the King
Starring: Elijah Wood
Released: 14th December 2004
SRP: $39.99

Further Details


New Line has officially announced Return of the King: Special Extended Edition which will be arriving in shops this December. This new four-disc set will include over fifty minutes of never-before-seen footage integrated into the original theatrical release, along with an additional two-discs of bonus material. As we had already reported, the set will be available to own from the 14th December this year, and should retail at around $39.99. Also arriving on the 14th will be a collector's giftset which includes the aforementioned four-disc extended edition, along with a Sideshow/Weta statue of Minas Tirith as well as a Howard Shore Creating the Lord of the Rings Symphony DVD. This will retail at around $79.92. A set containing all three extended editions will be also be available from the 14th, priced at $119.97. Further details below:

Disc One and Two: The Feature


- 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation
- English Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround Track
- English DTS ES 6.1 Surround Sound Track
- English Stereo Surround Sound Track
- Audio Commentary with the Director and Writers
- Audio Commentary with members of the Design Team
- Audio Commentary with the Production Team
- Audio Commentary with 30 Members of the Cast and Crew
    - Including split personality dialogue with Gollum and Smeagol!
- English and Spanish Subtitles and Closed Captions

Disc Three: Appendices Part V The War of the Ring


- Disc Introduction by Director Peter Jackson
- J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legacy of Middle-Earth Documentary
- From Book to Script: Forging the Final Chapter Documentary
- Abandoned Concept: Aragorn Battles Sauron
- Designing and Building Middle-earth Documentary
- Documentary on the Films 'Big-atures'
- Documentary on ever popular Weta Workshop
- The Costume Design of Return of the King Documentary
- The Peoples of Middle-earth Gallery with docent audio
- The Realms of Middle-earth Gallery with docent audio
- Miniatures Gallery with Docent Audio
- Home of the Horse Lords Documentary
- Middle-earth Atlas: Tracing the Journeys of the Fellowship Interactive Map
- New Zealand as Middle-earth" Interactive Map with On Location Footage

Disc Four: Appendices Part VI The Passing of an Age


- Disc Introduction by Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan
- Filming ROTK: Cameras in Middle-earth Documentary
- Production Photos containing around 69 Images
- Documentary on the wizards at Weta Digital
- The Mumakil Battle Demonstration / Multi-Angle Interactive feature
- Journey's End "Editorial: Completing the Trilogy" Documentary
- The Music for Middle-earth Documentary
- The Soundscapes of Middle-earth Documentary
- The End of All Things Documentary
- The Passing of an Age Documentary
- Cameron Duncan: The Inspiration for "Into the West" Documentary
- Two Short Films: "DFK6498" and "Strike Zone"  
- DVD-ROM Features: Access to Exclusive Online Features

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